Melanie Bridgen > Nelsons Solicitors Limited > Derby, England > Lawyer Profile

Nelsons Solicitors Limited
STERNE HOUSE
LODGE LANE
DERBY
DE1 3WD
England

Work Department

Family.

Position

Partner. Areas of practice include all areas of children law, including acting for parents, grandparents, children and others in: adoption; adoption breakdown; advocacy; care proceedings; complex children proceedings; special guardianship. Also specialises in international children issues, including: removal from jurisdiction; international child abduction; international adoption; international contact/residence disputes; wardship; inherent jurisdiction.

Career

Previously partner at Smith Partnership; partner Nelsons 2013.

Memberships

– Children Panel Accredited specialist;
– Law Society Family Law Panel (Advanced) – Accredited Specialist in both Children Law Private and Advice in and Conduct of Ancillary Relief Proceedings;
– Resolution Accredited Specialist (Domestic Violence);
– Member of Resolution (formerly Solicitors Family Law Association); 
– Member of Derby & District Law Society Family Committee.

Lawyer Rankings

East Midlands > Private client > Family

Nelsons Solicitors Limited has an experienced family and children law practice, and is noted for its strength in cases with an international element. The family team, which is led by practice head Kelvin Henderson, regularly advises high-net-worth individuals on financial relief cases. Melanie Bridgen, who heads up the children team, is experienced in complex children proceedings; this includes matters concerning international relocation, parental alienation and non-accidental injuries. Senior associate Gareth Protheroe is also recommended.